The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has accused the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike of being behind his recent political travails.

Umahi alleged that Wike, masterminded the Abuja High Court judgment which sacked him as governor.

THE VENT REPUBLIC reports that Umahi made this known in a statement issued on Monday by his Special Assistant on
Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze, with the governor positing that a video showed how Wike responsibility for the court judgment.

“We have come across a video by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike in which he was quoted as saying that he masterminded the Abuja High Court judgment on Governor David Umahi’s defection to All Progressives Congress, APC.

“Not much surprised at the comment though, we would have ignored it as one of his blubberings but it has become imperative we make a few annotations for clarity.

“Wike from the statement has taken responsibility for the pronouncement of the Federal High Court, thus requiring that he explains to Nigerians how he now calls the shots in the Nation’s Judiciary without being a Judge,” the statement alleged.

THE VENT REPUBLIC recallz that a High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had sacked Dave Umahi and his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which elected them to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor in reaction to the judgement called it a miscarriage of justice, noting that he would appeal it.

In the statement, Governor Wike was reminded that “hence he rigged himself out of the 2015 Appeal Court ruling dismissing him as Governor of Rivers State, Governor Umahi would come out of his current legal issues stronger and unscathed while still proceeding on his presidential ambition gallantly.”

The governor in the statement urged members of the state and his supporters across the country and beyond to remain peaceful and resolute “lest the likes of Wike and other political desperados score a cheap political point by the reason of their conduct at a time like this.”